2008 Dodge Viper
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will kick your a**!

by from Texas on April 4, 2011

Wow the car is extremely powerful and if you dont respect it you will be bite by this snake. Acceleration is crazy and it stops on a dime. Handling is great but you will occasionaly loose control if y...
Wow the car is extremely powerful and if you dont respect it you will be bite by this snake. Acceleration is crazy and it stops on a dime. Handling is great but you will occasionaly loose control if you floor it. This car is not for drivers who are weak at heart! The cockpit is tight and will take time to get used to but puts you in the racer enviroment. Will give you a lot of stares and thumbs up but will sometimes bring too much attention lots of people will like to toy around to see this beast perform (usually kids) but you will need to be descipline. Overall great performing car pretty tricky at first but you will get used to it. Not really a daily driver more for the nice days. Great looking car can stare at it for days and this is the funnest vehicle I have owned. Be careful and enjoy the ride in this beast!
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This Viper has Fangs

by from Georgetown, TX on December 25, 2012

When the Viper Coupe (GTS) was reborn in the SRT10, I was wowed by the styling--it captures all the aggressive 'charm' of the original, but takes it to the next level. From the beautiful and functiona...
When the Viper Coupe (GTS) was reborn in the SRT10, I was wowed by the styling--it captures all the aggressive 'charm' of the original, but takes it to the next level. From the beautiful and functional vented hood, side-exit exhaust to the rear difffuser. As a piece of sculpture, it could take pride of place in any art gallery. But in reading the reviews, I was disappointed to hear about the lack of edginess in overall driving to inprecise gear selection. All I can say is that I found the complete opposite to be true. The Viper has venom in its fangs! The tune allows uneventful driving in neighborhood traffic, school zones or Walmart parking lots, but give it some throttle and you had better be on your game. As for gear selection, I found the short-throw shifter to be precise with never any fear of selecting the wrong set of cogs. Sure, the transmission is a noisy box of cogs, but nothing to spoil the fun. I won't deny the interior is somewhat understated, and could probably have stood a little more work, but this is a driver's car for sure, and everything you need is there, making for a decent cockpit to pilot this rocketship. Thank goodness for the adjustable pedals, allowing my 6' 3" frame a workable driving position. There is a ton of headroom, but it still requires someone of my height to slump down in the seat a little to see traffic lights or overhead road signs. Seat-lowering kits are available if that becomes too much of a chore. If you want a sporty grocery-getter or chariot to the local golf-course, this is not the car for you. The trunk barely has room for a dozen golf balls, and getting in and out requires a deep breath and a plan for the less athletic among us, but the Viper was never built for that. If you want a car that can give even the most accomplished driver the chance to test their limits, the Viper will deliver. And, yes, I know the Corvette has its admirers, and the Z06 or ZR1 will give this Viper a run for its money on the racetrack, you will never get more attention and positive comments than if you pull up in this car. Despite the excellence of the 2013 model (and who couldn't love the underhood or in-car shots) for me the 2008-2010 Viper Coupe is the perfect marriage of aggression and beauty of styling and performance, with more than enough power for most mortals. Although it could have benefitted from the traction control of the new model!
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WOW!!!!!!!!!

by from orlando, florida on July 26, 2007

this is a good car to have on the road. it has good handling with lots of horse power. the top speed is about 200mph. alot of torque in the car for two people.
this is a good car to have on the road. it has good handling with lots of horse power. the top speed is about 200mph. alot of torque in the car for two people.
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good car

by from orlando,florida on May 8, 2007

this is a good car to have on the road and its really fast. the top speed is about 200mph. you might want this car to have for a while. its a cool car.
this is a good car to have on the road and its really fast. the top speed is about 200mph. you might want this car to have for a while. its a cool car.
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The Highs and Lows of Gen 4 ownership

by from Herrin, IL on January 4, 2017

There are so many positives to list I could talk all day: the acceleration, the agility, the stopping power, the seat comfort, the STARES you get from everyone. I own a 2009 ACR and it is simply amaz...
There are so many positives to list I could talk all day: the acceleration, the agility, the stopping power, the seat comfort, the STARES you get from everyone. I own a 2009 ACR and it is simply amazing! The only feature I don't care for is the electronic throttle position (I prefer cable). Other than that, this car is beyond fun. If you ever try to buy one here are things to check: car cover and bag, owners manual, air pump, TIRES. And be careful not to floor it when the tires are cold. You will be lucky to avoid the wall if you do.
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The most powerful car I have ever driven .

by from Washington NC on January 7, 2017

This car is not for the weak hearted. Nailing this car from a 20 roll will have you paying a lot of attention with the heart beating going crazy. I'm a Mopar guy so when I wanted a sports car this was...
This car is not for the weak hearted. Nailing this car from a 20 roll will have you paying a lot of attention with the heart beating going crazy. I'm a Mopar guy so when I wanted a sports car this was a no brainer. It gets just as much attention as the 1970 440+6 Cuda convertible I owned previously.
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Beast!

by from on April 10, 2017

Best car I have ever owned. Vipers are a beast on the road. Very comfortable once you get in. Not built for the bigger people. 6.3 is the tallest u would suggest.
Best car I have ever owned. Vipers are a beast on the road. Very comfortable once you get in. Not built for the bigger people. 6.3 is the tallest u would suggest.
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